Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the biggest city in the Baltics. Because a number of countries have occupied the area, Riga features a diverse mix of cultures. Since gaining its independence in 1991, the city has flourished and an increasing number of travelers head here every year to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, historical sites, and revitalized energy. Arts, culture, and entertainment have been steadily increasing, as a result of Riga's Art Nouveau Center being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dining, shopping, and a buzzing nightlife in Riga have also taken hold. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area's scenic landscape including hiking, horseback riding, Riga golf, diving, and skiing. Riga spas are also a big draw for travelers looking to relax and revitalize while culture lovers are bound to be impressed by the Riga opera.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Riga:
-The Old Riga: This part of the city showcases exquisite surroundings that blend architecture from several different centuries. Highlights include a number of majestic churches and structures, a handful of tiny, romantic cafes as well as the sparkling Daugava River.
-The Sun Museum: This is the only museum in Europe created to honor the Sun.
-St. Mary's Dome Cathedral: Originally completed as a bishop's church in 1270, this impressive structure showcases a large organ that encompasses more than 6,700 pipes.
-The Freedom Monument: This work features a woman who holds three stars in her hands. These stars symbolize the three regions of Latvia: Courland, Livland, and Lettgallen. Though these regions have different histories and hail from different countries, they have all been inhabited by the same people.
-The Riga Castle: This big, yellow building is the official residence of the country's president. Visitors are not permitted to go inside, but there are a number of museums and other castle structures that are worth seeing nearby.
While summer is the most popular time to visit Riga, you won't be disappointed by the wide array of activities available in any other season. Luckily, vacation rentals are plentiful in Riga year round, so be sure to book a condo or an apartment in the city center or a beachfront villa for your next getaway.
Villa Forest è una splendida guest house dei primi del '900, completamente rinnovata ed arredata con design italiano, con il massimo dei confort, immersa nella natura e collocata in una zona tranquilla, tra Riga e Jurmala, vicino al Lago Beberbeķu. Tutte le 11 stanze hanno riscaldamento a pavimento in legno, letto …
Spacious, fully renovated apartment. 105 Sq. meter, 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and guest toilet. Sleeps: up to 7 people.Spacious light kitchen with the dining table, at the kitchen you will find appliances such as: coffee machine, blender, microwave and toaster. Towels, linen, hairdryer and liquid soaps in …
Charming 1 bedroom apartment very central part of Riga.
The bedroom is fitted with extra king size bed with orthopedic mattress and wooden wardrobe.
Living room has comfortable sofa bed and open space kitchen.
There is dinning area with table and chairs.
In the kitchen you will find everything necessary to prepare …
Wonderful one bedroom apartment (45square meters) in the quiet location of Riga centre.
Fully furnished. Kitchen has everything that you need. Satellite TV. Separate bedroom with double bed, bathroom, washing machine. Living room with American kitchen, foldout sofa. Guarded car parking available for separate fee near …
Fancy 3 bedroom apartment in Centre of Riga. 10 minutes walk to Old town, 3 minutes walk to supermarket.Apart has
3 Bedrooms, kitchen + dining area, Bathroom & WC room. + free WIFI. Perfect flat for students.
Wireless Internet, new radiators, new windows, metal door,washing machine.
Nature and condition of the …
For rent one bedroom studio type apartment in Centre of Riga with the original layout and design. Apartment situated in old building and consists of large living and bedroom together, kitchen, bathroom and WC ( Total 51 sqm ) The apartment is fully furnished with high quality furniture, TV cable and Wi-Fi internet. …
A pretty apartment with all conforts in the heart of Riga , yo will be in the capital of night life of nord Europe , but also in an historical and fascinating city, with its famous skyline.the apartment is very pretty and you are in the centre , 5 min. walking from S.Peter cathedral. Ideal for families and group…
The spacious, light (south oriented) and worthily furnished 3-rooms apartment, incorporating a master bedroom of over 27 m2, a second bedroom with a large balcony overlooking green yard, and a third bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is situated on the 2nd floor of our art-nouveau building located in a quiet area of …
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